The iPhone already alerts you to “potential spam” calls. However, Apple wants to beef ups this feature even more. The tech giant has been granted a patent (number 11,095,664) for “detection of spoofed call information.”

In the patent data, Apple notes that users may get an invitation to join a phone call or a media session. The invitation may be from a legitimate caller or from a spoofing caller. 

Apple’s idea is for the iPhone  to check parameters using templates to evaluate a consistency of the invitation with respect to a database in the smartphone. The templates include session protocol, network topology, routing, and social templates. 

Specific template data includes standardized protocol parameters, values from a database of the mobile device and phonebook entries of the iPhone. The smartphone would use such data to differentiate between legitimate and spoofed phone calls.

The accompanying graphic shows a Venn diagram for a message with no discrepancies.

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today